Do It Yourself UK visa applications

To visit the UK, you need to show that you’re a genuine visitor. Get help with your UK visit visa application!

Are you looking to come to the UK for a visit, to study or to find work?

Did you know you can enter the UK as a visitor/tourist without a sponsor? Did you know that you can visit the UK for up to 6 months to study at an accredited institution? Did you also know you can enter the UK as a visitor/tourist to meet potential employers and attend job interviews?  Many people find it easier to find an employer, college or university to sponsor them once they are in the UK and can meet and talk to potential sponsors face to face. We can help you with your visa application.  We can provide everything you need to make your own application. We will guide you through the whole application process step by step.  Remember teamwork makes the dream work!

What do we provide?

How DIY UK Immigration Services Works

Make You Selection

Select and purchase your legal pack and you will also gain full access to all our legal help content.

Make Your Application

Use our legal help content and legal pack content to make your own UK visit visa application.

Check application

Use our self-checking tool and or our checking service to check your application is correct.

What legal packs do we provide?

TOURIST VISIT VISA

If you’re merely looking to spend some quality time exploring our beautiful countryside and historic landmarks and buildings, this visa is for you.

FAMILY VISIT VISA

If you are missing your loved ones in the UK and can't wait to see them and hug them again, this visa will help you achieve that goal.

Marriage Visit Visa

If you are a visa national thinking about entering the UK to marry your partner, you can use this visa to enter and stay for up to 6 months.

BUSINESS VISIT VISA

If you are thinking of setting up a business or investing in the UK, this visa will help you identify and assess real business opportunities.

What do you need to show as a genuine visitor?

If you are intending to visit the UK, you will need to show you are a genuine visitor planning to engage in a permitted activity while staying in the country. You will also need to persuade the decision maker that you have sufficient funds to cover all reasonable costs in relation to your visit and will leave the UK upon its conclusion.

It is recommended that you provide information about your personal and immigration circumstances within your home country and details regarding the activity or activities you will undertake whilst in the UK. The list below includes tried and tested items that have led to hundreds of successful UK visa applications in the past.

What do our legal packs contain?

APPLICATION TEMPLATE

You will receive a detailed application cover letter containing all legal and background information required as evidence of your qualifications.

What is a cover letter? Cover letter, template letter, legal template and submissions letter are just some of the names used to describe the most important application document. Our lawyers prefer to call this a cover letter and have done so for more than 17 years. Your cover letter is what really sets your application apart from all others, and a good one will detail everything important about your application. It will include your background information and details about how you meet specific immigration rules, tackling any complicated issues head-on. Entry clearance officers and Home Office decision makers will always consider all additional information contained within a well-written cover letter. As the most powerful weapon in any reputable immigration lawyer’s armoury, everything you detail therein can make or break your application .

DOCUMENT CHECKLIST LIST

You will receive a document checklist outlining exactly which documents to provide as proof that you can meet relevant immigration rules.

Knowing which exact documents to include with your application is very important. Therefore, a comprehensive checklist listing all crucial and required documents is nothing short of priceless. One primary reason for many visa refusals is a failure to provide all the necessary documents, and we believe employing a comprehensive checklist at the beginning of the process will help the applicant understand how the decision maker will view his or her application. One of our experienced immigration solicitors—an expert with over 20 years of experience preparing UK immigration applications—prepares all of our document checklists.

INVITATION LETTER

You will gain access to our lawyers’ tried, tested and easy-to-follow invitation letter containing everything you need to declare.

A letter of invitation for a UK visa is usually a letter written by a UK citizen, someone with settled status or a UK-based business/organisation. It is used primarily to support or bolster an individual’s visa application. A good invitation letter will explain who is invited and why, containing details regarding how the trip will be financed and its proposed duration. An invitation letter is also very useful in persuading the decision maker that your proposed application is credible and that you will comply with the terms of any visa issued.

ASSESSMENT TOOL

Follow the instructions contained within our self-checking assessment tool to ensure you completed your application template correctly.

Our assessment tool contains important information about our cover letters, will help you complete your own professional cover letter and will also aid your understanding regarding additional information you may need to provide. Broken down further, each component of our assessment tool contains a summary of the text found in each section of our cover letter: including an explanation of what the content is and why it is required. Our self-checking assessment tool uses a real cover letter to illustrate exactly how you should complete your own.

ONLINE APPLICATION

You will receive a sample online application form to help you complete your own online visa application.

We provide an example of a completed online application form not because it should be prepared in a specific manner but to demystify what it looks like and the processes involved in preparing and submitting your own. It’s in fact not difficult to complete your own online application provided that you have all required information at hand before diving into the process. On average, we suggest you allocate at least 1.5 hours to fully prepare your online application. However, if you’re lacking specific pieces of required information, don’t panic; a “save and continue” function allows you to continue at a later time.

SPONSORSHIP DECLARATION

You will gain access to our lawyers’ tried, tested and easy-to-follow sponsorship form containing everything you need to provide.

A sponsorship declaration form is used to confirm the sponsor’s identity, immigration status and which exact responsibilities he or she has agreed to fulfill. It also typically sets out the full terms of the sponsorship: for example, confirming the sponsor will exert financial responsibility over the applicant’s maintenance, accommodation and care without relying on public funds. It may also confirm whether the sponsorship extends to other family members and who exactly those family members are.

What Legal Help Content Do We Provide?

Application tips & guidance

Our application guidance and tips will help you identify additional documents to provide with your application as well as important extra steps.

Immigration News & Alerts

Our member news and alerts contain helpful information on crafting your own applications and how to review and reverse refusal decisions.

Application Blogs & Guides

Join today and gain access to our DIY migration application guides and blogs that are designed to help you with any UK visa application.

Meet Some Of Our Experienced Team

Andrew Williams

Head of Legal

Andrew is an experienced UK immigration lawyer with more than 21 years experience. He has managed his own immigration law firm for than 17 years. 

Shannon Brown

Head of Compliance

Shannon has more than 4 years experience as a UK immigration caseworker and office manager.  Clients say she provides an excellent service at all times.

Reuben Williams

Head of Marketing

Reuben started with us in November 2021. He is currently studying a part-time course in business and has already proven himself to be a valuable member of our team. 

Compare our DIY legal pack fees with UK lawyers and overseas agents visa fees

Application category London Lawyers Fees Lawyer outside London fees Agencies outside UK fees DIY UK Legal Pack fees We Can Save You Between
£950 – £1,500
£600 – £1,500
£900 – £1,500
£349
£251 – £1,151
£1000 – £1,800
£650 – £1500
£950 – £1600
£349
£301 – £1,451
£1000 – £2000
£800 – £1,500
£1,000 – £1,800
£499
£301 – £1,501
£1000 – £2000
£800 – £1,500
£1,000 – £1,800
£499
£301 – £1,501

Do it yourself And Save...

Time

Taking charge of your own application means you don’t need to spend a lot of time searching for a lawyer and then regularly communicating with him or her to complete your application.

Money

As you can see in our comparison table above, completing your own application will save you hundreds of pounds. Why pay an expensive immigration lawyer when you can do it yourself?

Effort

The effort needed to find a suitably qualified lawyer to assist you is immense, followed by loads of time spent explaining your entire case to him or her—possibly more than once.

Frequently asked questions

How can we help you?

Get started with our frequently asked questions.

At DIY UK Immigration Services Limited, we provide tried and tested UK immigration legal packs at affordable prices: the very same legal packs our immigration lawyers use on a regular basis to execute successful UK immigration applications. You can learn more about our journey here.

Everything on our platform was designed and developed either by our experienced UK immigration lawyers or in conjunction with them. We know you need content that is extremely reliable, which is why we only work with experienced UK immigration lawyers who are happy to offer the same.

Everything on our platform has been designed and developed either by our experienced UK Immigration lawyers or in conjunction with them. We know you want reliable content when you need it. That is why we only work with experienced UK immigration lawyers who can give you what you need

Your legal pack purchase also entitles you to 6 months free access to all our member content.  Our member content includes all our legal help content such as application tips and guidance content. DIY blogs on various UK immigration migration categories such as the spouse visa, innovation visa and the skilled worker visa to name a few.

At present,  we only provide UK visit visa legal packs in the following categories:

  • Leisure & Tourism
  • Family 
  • Business
  • Marriage

In general, most legal packs include the following:

  • Cover Letter/template
  • Document Checklist
  • Self-checking assessment tool
  • Example Application Index
  • Example Online Application
  • Example Invitation Letter
  • Example Sponsorship Form
  • Example Employers Sponsorship Letter

Our visit visa legal packs contain all the information you need to make your own visa application. Once you have purchased the legal pack simply go to your ‘my account’ area and download all the documents and follow the steps. We have used the same information many times to make successful visa applications for our customers so we know it will work for you. With this coupon code DIYUK60 you will only pay £139.60. Read our helpful blog ‘How to apply for your UK visit or tourist visa using your DIY UK legal pack‘. 

The current visa application fee for up to 6 months is £100. 

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You can download a Microsoft Word editable version of the template and open it.  Once it is open you can edit it by simply replacing the highlighted red content with your own information. We do not recommend editing text that does not require editing as you could be changing important legal content. We recommend that you should only change the red text. However, if you feel that other changes are required and you are confident that the required changes will not have a negative impact on the overall strength of your application, then make those changes. 

No, we cannot guarantee your application will be granted if you use our preparation platform and templates. However, it’s important to note that the same would apply even if you seek the help of an experienced immigration lawyer to undertake all work on your behalf.

No, we are a digital business and we are not authorised to provide advice. If you would like further information about our memberships or legal packs before joining us you can get that here  contacting us.  Once you become a member you can contact us from within your ‘My Account’ area. However, please be aware that DIY UK Immigration Services is not a law firm and therefore cannot provide specific legal advice.  However, we can advise you on the services we provide and on our legal packs. If you require specific legal advice then please contact us with details of what you need help with and we will pass your request on to our lawyers. 

No, we are a digital business and we are not authorised to provide advice. If you would like further information about our memberships or legal packs before joining us you can get that here  contacting us.  Once you become a member you can contact us from within your ‘My Account’ area. However, please be aware that DIY UK Immigration Services is not a law firm and therefore cannot provide specific legal advice.  However, we can advise you on the services we provide and on our legal packs. If you require specific legal advice then please contact us with details of what you need help with and we will pass your request on to our lawyers.

Our self-checking assessment tool is designed to help you understand each section of your DIY legal template letter. Once you understanding what should include and why it will help you to carefully scrutinize your own application before you submit it.

You can reset both your username and password at any time by following the onscreen instructions in your ‘My Account’ area. If you still have problems you can contact us at customercare@diyukimmigrationservices.com. Please provide your registered name and email address when communicating with us.

Yes, many applicants visit the UK on a standard visitor visa also known as a tourist visa and attend colleges and universities to complete a short course. The course cannot be longer than 6 months but can be used as a platform to apply for longer courses in the UK. The benefits of doing this is that you can arrange a face to face interview or meeting with the potential colleges or universities to gauge whether they would want to study at that particular place. We can help you with your visa application. We can provide one of our legal packs that contains everything you need to make your own visa application. Below is the web page where you can buy the legal pack. Use this code DIYUK60 to get 60% off the normal legal pack and checking service price. View legal pack.

Pay As You Go, legal Packs

Tourist visit visa legal pack

£ 99
00
3 months access
  • Application Template
  • Document Checklist
  • Invitation Letter
  • Assessment Tool
  • Online Application
  • Sponsorship Form
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Family visit visa legal pack

£ 99
00
3 months access
  • Application Template
  • Document Checklist
  • Invitation Letter
  • Assessment Tool
  • Online Application
  • Sponsorship Form

Marriage visit visa legal pack

£ 149
00
3 months access
  • Application Template
  • Document Checklist
  • Invitation Letter
  • Assessment Tool
  • Online Application
  • Sponsorship Form

Business visit visa legal pack

£ 149
00
3 months access
  • Application Template
  • Document Checklist
  • Invitation Letter
  • Assessment Tool
  • Online Application
  • Sponsorship Form

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What are the Application Steps?

STEPS 1 - 4

Complete your online application by following your DIY online application template/example. Also download a copy of your draft online application so you can review it later.

Complete Your DIY application template by following the guidance provided within the template. You can also use our DIY self-checking tool to help your better understand your template. You should follow the template as much as possible as it explain how you meet the immigration rules.

Carefully read through both your online application and application template. Ensure that both are consistent with your original DIY templates. You should also take into account any additional DIY tips, guidance or legal help material. You must also carefully to check that all of the information has been entered correctly.

If you have any changes to be made make the necessary amendments before your submit the application. You will then need to read through everything again and make any further amendments before you submit your application.

STEPS 4 - 8

Pay your immigration processing fees and submit your completed application with all the required documents and your updated DIY template.

Book your biometric appointment at your chosen location. You will need your credit or debit card details if there is a biometric appointment charge for your chosen location.

Upload your documents to the UKVCAS online portal.

Attend the biometric appointment that you booked for you to enrol your biometric information (fingerprints and facial photograph). You will also need to take your original documents with you.

Get access to your chosen UK visit visa legal pack 24/7

what else do you get as a Member?

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24/7 Access via your account to all visitor and migration content

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Tips and guidance from our experienced immigration lawyer

3

News alerts so know when UK immigration rules change

4

Access to our business and working in the UK migration blogs

5

Access to all legal pack updates including legal help templates

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